Right now, hundreds of thousands of adult dogs are suffering on the "production line" in America's puppy mills. They live in tiny wire-bottom cages, in squalid conditions, with little human contact and veterinary care, often for years. Their sole purpose is to produce puppies for the pet trade. It is no life for man's best friend.
In this video, Elizabeth Oreck, national manager of Best Friends Puppy Mill Initiatives, addresses the question of breeding. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
The goal of Best Friends' puppy mill initiatives is to bring about a time of No More Homeless Pets by working against puppy mills and irresponsible breeding. Their team saves lives by educating consumers about the inhumane conditions in puppy mills, encouraging people to adopt rather than buy pets, and advocating for better laws to combat puppy mills.
Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets.
At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone.
The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.
For more information, visit http://www.bestfriends.org.